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Listen to song "10 Crunchy Carrots"; Practice recognizing and writing # 8

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  • Listen to song “10 Crunchy Carrots
  • Shuffle a deck of playing cards
  • Ask child to remove all of the number 8 cards and place in a pile (4 cards)
  • Continue with removing all the 7’s, 6’s, 5’s, 4’s, 3’s, and 2’s placing each in their own pile
  • Practice writing the number 8, using a chalkboard with white chalk, piece of paper, or outside on the sidewalk


Writing the numeral 8 can be done by writing an upper case S, beginning at the top and when the S is finished connect the bottom and top of the S.  Here is a link to youtube that shares how to write the numeral 8 


  • Song "10 Crunchy Carrots" by Charlotte Diamond;  Album "10 Carrot Diamond"
  • deck of playing cards
  • chalk
  • chalkboard, paper or outside sidewalk/driveway

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - White
  • Number - Eight, 8
  • Alphabet Letters - W, N
  • Senses - Taste
  • Character Trait - Self-Control
  • Target Words - Good-night, Sweet, Sour, Next

Monthly Proverb

Dutch - A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains

Did You Know?

" Approximately two-thirds of parents surveyed would like information about ways to support children’s early reading and school readiness skills, ways to help children’s social-emotional development and how to use positive discipline." Washington Early Learning System

Books to Read

"Black and White Rabbit’s ABC"
by Alan Baker (Activity 9)

"Goodnight Moon"
by Margaret Wise Brown (Activity 14) (audio book available)

"Cars and Trucks and Things that Go"
by Richard Scarry (Activity 26)

Music Playlist

"Alphabet Medley"
by Sharon, Lois & Bram Album: Sing A to Z (Activity 1)

12 Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman” K.265 (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star) Mozart"
by George Szell; Cleveland Orchestra Album: Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 467 & 537; Variations K.265 (Activity 20)

"10 Crunchy Carrots"
by Charlotte Diamond Album: 10 Carrot Diamond (Activity 6)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Singing Time

(Activity 23 Month 10)

I wake up in the morning early 

And always the very first thing  

I poke up my head and I sit up in bed 

And I sing and I sing, and I sing.

 (This poem was memorized and recited each morning in our family.  Use this poem or find your own for your wake-up routine.)